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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2015, 01:02:40 PM »
I just got an email from the rep I was dealing with. It is very cute and naive (you will see why) BUT don't let this make you think that it would be "kosher style". I (as can anyone else that would want to do this trip) can always call them and further elaborate OR say who it is I want those meals from and I am 100% certain that it will not be an issue.

It was lovely speaking with you a while ago.
 
We are in the process of checking the costs associated with preparing kosher meals on Necker Island and would like to know whether you would like everything to be blessed and prepared kosher on island (requiring a rabbi to be brought in, new pots, pans, etc) or whether you would be happy for pre-made meals to be flown in with crockery and cutlery and served to you on island having already been blessed. Please let us know and we will check on the extra costs for you.
 
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ETA: I actually think from the context of the email that she is simply referring to the Rabbi as the mashgiach as she does mention bringing a Rabbi in. This certainly sounds like more then kosher - style.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2015, 01:03:31 PM »
I just got an email from the rep I was dealing with. It is very cute and naive (you will see why) BUT don't let this make you think that it would be "kosher style". I (as can anyone else that would want to do this trip) can always call them and further elaborate OR say who it is I want those meals from and I am 100% certain that it will not be an issue.

It was lovely speaking with you a while ago.
 
We are in the process of checking the costs associated with preparing kosher meals on Necker Island and would like to know whether you would like everything to be blessed and prepared kosher on island (requiring a rabbi to be brought in, new pots, pans, etc) or whether you would be happy for pre-made meals to be flown in with crockery and cutlery and served to you on island having already been blessed. Please let us know and we will check on the extra costs for you.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.



ETA: I actually think from the context of the email that she is simply referring to the Rabbi as the mashgiach as she does mention bringing a Rabbi in. This certainly sounds like more then kosher - style.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2015, 01:10:16 PM »
Why are you wasting their time?

She followed up on my original query so I figured Id let the people here know what her response to kosher food was. Only because many wouldn't go does not mean I am wasting anyone's time. I told her that in order for me to even think about this trip I need to find out if certain minimum standards can be guaranteed for myself so I asked about them and she made it clear that she is more then happy to look into them for me. I shared these responses because it sounded like others here were interested and had the same questions as I did.

I could see myself going there in the not too distant future. I had some questions. I needed some answers. I got them. Case closed.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2015, 01:52:29 PM »
Why are you wasting their time?
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2015, 02:31:57 PM »




I could see myself going there in the not too distant future. I had some questions. I needed some answers. I got them. Case closed.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2015, 02:34:00 PM »
I wouldn't let you spend 1.2 million on that. PM me if it ever becomes realistic and I will get you the proper help

You sound like my wife who I also still need to convince  ;D
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2015, 02:52:21 PM »
Not bad at all if you transfer when there is a 50% bonus from AMEX

AFAICT US-based MR>VS never had a 50% bonus, max 35%.
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2015, 03:09:56 PM »

I could see myself going there in the not too distant future. I had some questions. I needed some answers. I got them. Case closed.
Let me know, I know a Mashgiach who would be more than happy to come along ;)
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2015, 03:13:51 PM »
http://thedilettantetraveler.blogspot.com/2011/02/okay-so-what-was-whole-necker.html
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at the request of the bride, was 100% sustainable and organic and all of the meat, as well as the wedding cake, was kosher (her family is Jewish, and some of them keep kosher)

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #54 on: March 26, 2015, 03:16:13 PM »
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2015, 03:20:40 PM »
Which Rabbi got to come and bless the cake I wonder :D
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2015, 03:42:13 PM »
You sound like my wife who I also still need to convince  ;D
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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2015, 11:17:25 AM »
You can do this for 25% less With the current promo "Get 25% more miles when you transfer Membership Rewards® points to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account by April 30, 2015. Terms apply."

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2015, 11:49:51 AM »
You can do this for 25% less With the current promo "Get 25% more miles when you transfer Membership Rewards® points to your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account by April 30, 2015. Terms apply."

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Re: Necker Island (Owned by Branson)
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2015, 11:56:53 AM »
Better off going to Amanyara or Dorado Beach